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30 Jun 2017

The Secretariat of European Association for the Defence of Human Rights (AEDH)  is currently offering an internship in communication for a 5 or 6 month period from September 2017 to February 2018.

The European association for the defence of Human Rights gathers 32 member organisations in 23 EU Member States and in Switzerland. Founded in 2000, the association defends and promotes human rights in the European Union. AEDH informs and alerts its members and citizens on European and national policies that have an impact on human rights. It represents a network of human rights activists and experts and gives them a voice at a European level. AEDH strengthens human rights organisations and supports European civil society. It finally carries out advocacy actions addressed to the European Institutions and the Member States. AEDH is mainly acting on the respect of the right to asylum and the rights of migrants, privacy right and personal data protection, non-discrimination and minority rights, economic, social and cultural rights, gender equality and citizenship and democracy.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Supporting the mailing of the association (newsletter, press releases, statements, position papers, etc)
  • Updating the website
  • Daily management of the Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Monitoring human rights initiatives and developments on EU level (more especially within our member organisations’ network)
  • Proof-reading of AEDH publications and assist with translations
  • Contributing to the layout of communication materials
  • Updating AEDH contact database
  • Participating in general administrative tasks

Skills and profile:

  • Student in Communication // political science, European studies, international relations; first degree is an important asset
  • Experience in website management
  • Experience in community management (Facebook, Twitter)
  • Experience in mailing management
  • Good knowledge in HTML
  • Good knowledge in InDesign (knowledge of any other Adobe creative suite programs is an asset)
  • Very good knowledge of the Microsoft Office package
  • Excellent English or French (native speaker or equivalent); fluency in the other language (English or French); knowledge of any additional European languages is an asset
  • Very good writing skills
  • Good knowledge of EU institutions, the EU decision-making process and European politics
  • Previous experience in the field of human rights and/or European politics is an asset
  • Proactive, organised and team player
  • Creativity

How to apply?

Please send your cover letter and CV in one PDF document (in English or French) until Friday, 30th June midnight to Applications received after that date will not be considered.

Please use for the subject of your mail: Internship application + Communication + name.

As this is, unfortunately, an unpaid position, AEDH highly encourages candidates to apply for stipends.

Due to the high number of applications expected, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Preselected candidates will be invited to an interview on mid-July. 

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